London Brewers Market Round-up: December 2018

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.

We definitely don’t need to tell you what time of year it is – supermarket shelves are buckling under the weight of Christmas sandwiches, boxes of mince pies are ubiquitous and the annual debate of whether Die Hard constitutes a Christmas film is in full swing (it doesn’t, by the way).

The season of merriment goes hand in hand with beer festivals and events, so let’s kick off festivities with a beer in hand (there’s plenty to go around!).

THE 35TH ANNUAL PIG’S EAR BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL: Tuesday, 4th December – Saturday, 8th December. East London’s favourite CAMRA festival is back for its 35th year! Based at The Round Chapel in Hackney with over 230 real ales on offer and hot and cold food at the ready, Pig’s Ear is always a buzzing atmosphere. Some of East London’s best breweries will have some cask pouring, including 40FT Brewery, The Five Points Brewing Company, Hackney Brewery and Howling Hops Brewery. Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, E5 0LY. Tickets are £3 for CAMRA members or £5 for non-members and are available on the door.

HACKNEY BREWERY BLACK MARKET LAUNCH: Wednesday, 5th December, 5pm-11pm. Head to Bottle Shop in Bermondsey for the launch of Hackney Brewery‘s Black Market triple fruited stout collaboration with New York’s Barrier Brewing Co. This stout is bursting with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries and certainly makes for a decadent Christmas treat. Bonus: Hackney’s own Jon Swain will be playing the role of a surly Santa Claus on the night. BottleShop: Bermondsey, 128 Druid Street, SE1 2HH. Free, more information here.

FIVE YEARS OF FIVE POINTS VOL. II LAUNCH PARTY: Wednesday, 5th December, 6pm-11pm. Get down to The Pembury Tavern in Hackney to sample the last wave of The Five Points Brewing Company‘s Five Years of Five Points collaboration beers. To bookend their fifth year brewing, Five Points have collaborated with some of the UK’s most exciting breweries – including Burning Sky Brewery, Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Magic Rock Brewing Co and Wiper & True Brewery. Excitingly, ALL of the styles brewed are new to Five Points. They will have all beers on and will be offering a £10 deal at the bar when you can try them all. The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.

SHUCKERS LAGER TASTING & FOOD PAIRING: Thursday, 6th December, 4pm-10pm. The crew at Two Tribes Brewing in King’s Cross have paired up with Bobby’s Oysters to do something slightly unheard of – an oyster lager (not a stout!). To celebrate the launch of Shuckers, they’re doing some oyster pairing, screening a film made about the collaboration and will have a DJ spinning from 6pm. Two Tribes Brewing Co, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Rd, King’s Cross, N7 9AH. Free, more information here.

THE FIVE POINTS TAP TAKEOVER AT VINOTHEC: Thursday, 6th December, 6pm-10pm. Join The Five Points Brewing Company as they take over the taps at Vinothec Compass in Greenwich. If you missed the launch of their Five Years of Five Points Vol. II collaboration beers the night before (see above), you can try them here. Meet the team and enjoy some complimentary nibbles from Vinothec’s Basque Kitchen too. Vinothec Compass, Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range Tunnel Avenue, SE10 0QE. Free, more information here.

THE CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH ANSPACH & HOBDAY: Friday, 7th December, 6pm-10:30pm. Is there anything more Christmassy than singing carols in a railway arch? Maybe. But it’s still pretty cool, so join Anspach & Hobday as they mark their Yuletide celebration of food and beer with a festive choir. This event gets very busy, so head down early to grab a good spot. Anspach & Hobday, 118 Druid Street, SE1 2HH. Free, more information here.

BRICK BREWERY’S 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY: Saturday, 8th December, 12pm-12am. Can you believe it? Peckham’s Brick Brewery is turning five! To mark the occasion, they’ll be throwing a raucous bash at their taproom and you’re invited. They’re launching a winter berry sour, a 7.2% Flanders red-inspired beer with additions of elderberries, sour cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants – in both a non aged and barrel aged version. Sounds utterly divine. Plus there will be food, merriment and free swag going, so don’t miss it. Brick Brewery, Arch 209, Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL. Free, more information here.

VILLAGES 2ND BIRTHDAY: Saturday, 8th December, 12pm-11pm. Deptford’s Villages is turning two years young and they’re throwing a party to show everyone how grateful they are for all of their support. Get involved for lots of beer, DJs all day and possibly a bit of dog spotting too (dogs are encouraged!). Villages, 21-22 Resolution Way, Deptford, SE8 4NT.

SOLVAY SOCIETY BEER AND CHEESE AT MOTHER KELLY’S: Thursday, 13th December, 7:30pm-10:30pm. If there’s anything more festive than beer and cheese, we dare you to find it. Solvay Society have paired with L’Ubriaco Drunk Cheese for a special Christmas beer and cheese pairing event at Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop in Stokey. Four blue cheeses that have been macerated in various Italian wines will be paired expertly with four Solvay Society beers. This event has Christmas written all over it. Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop, 92 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AP. Tickets are £20 and can be purchased here.

AN EVENING WITH WEIRD BEARD CO: Friday, 14th December, 7pm. Meet the team behind the bold range of Weird Beard Brew Co‘s beers at Brewery Market, a new bottle shop in Twickenham. More details to come, but, naturally, great beer is guaranteed. Brewery Market, 48 – 49 Church Street, TW1 3NR. Free, more information here.

ECCLES PARTY WITH 40FT BREWERY: Saturday, 15th December, 3pm-11pm. Now this is exciting – the amiable guys at 40FT Brewery have partnered with St. JOHN restaurant to create an ECCLES STOUT. Yes, an eccles stout. The bad news is that they’ve only filled 28 kegs, but the good news is that you can try some before it disappears! The stout was brewed using the currants, dark brown sugar, allspice and nutmeg from the famous St. JOHN Eccles Cakes to flavour the beer. Get. On. It. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS AT THE PEMBURY TAVERN: Wednesday, 19th December, 6pm-11:30pm. The Pembury Tavern is promising quite the festive affair with a line-up of winter warmers and beers from The Five Points Brewing Company and friends taking over the taps. There will be Christmas tunes, seasonal snacks – both pizza and mince pie varieties –and plenty of festive touches (think Christmas hats) thrown into the mix. Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, E8 1JH. Free, more information here.

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

London Brewers’ Market Round-up: May 2018

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown.

With May comes a joyous announcement: the first London Brewers’ Market of the year is upon us! We can’t wait to return to Old Spitalfields Market in East London on Saturday, May 12th, to bring you some of the most exciting beer being made in London right now.

Of course, it’s not the only event that is unfolding this month, so let’s get started on where and what you should be drinking in May.

BEAVERTOWN RESIDENCY LAUNCH PARTY: Wednesday, 2 May, 6pm-11pm. Tottenham sweethearts, Beavertown Brewery, are descending upon the Beer Merchants Tap in Hackney Wick for a month long residency and this is the big launch party. Stop by for eight lines of delicious Beavertown beers (cores and specials), a pop-up merchandise store and a silent auction for charity of some of Nick Dwyer’s, the brewery’s Creative Director, colourful work. Beavertown fans won’t want to miss this. Beer Merchants Tap, 99 Wallis Road, E9 5LN. Free, more information here.

BREWHEADZ TAP TAKEOVER: Thursday, 3 May, 5pm-10pm. The Italian friends behind Brewheadz Ltd will be bringing their flavoursome beers to Borough Market’s The Rake. Expect a line-up of delicious beer and some good vibes from the brewery crew, who will be available to answer any questions about what exciting things they’re brewing up in Tottenham. The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AG. Free, more information here.

ORBIT BEERS LAUNCH WITH SIGNATURE BREW: Thursday, 3 May, 6pm-10pm. In a match made in heaven, musically inclined Orit Beers and Signature Brew are joining forces for an evening of DJ sets in celebration of the Orbit’s new White Label Series at the Draft House Camden. Other beers from both breweries will be flowing too, so head over for some great vibes with a mix of rock, funk, disco, hip-hop, boogie and indie. Draft House Camden Road, 102-104 Camden Road, Camden, NW1 9EA. Free, more information here

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET: Saturday, 12 May, 11:30am-6:30pm. We’re back for 2018! Join us at Old Spitalfields Market as we team up with our longstanding friends at the Independent Label Market to bring you beer from over 25 of London’s most exciting breweries. Watch this space for the brewery list as it’s confirmed, but expect a range of beer available from the likes of Anspach & Hobday, Bianca Rd Brew Co, Brewheadz Ltd, Brick Brewery, Bullfinch BreweryForest Road Brewing Co, Hackney Brewery, London Beer FactoryMondo Brewing Company, One Mile End BrewerySignature Brew and Truman’s Brewery (more TBC). Wowza. London Brewers’ Market, Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, EC1 6EW. Free, more information here.

FOOD & BEER PAIRING EVENING WITH FOURPURE: Tuesday, 15 May, 7pm-10:30pm. The King & Co are hosting Fourpure Brewing Co for a gargantuan 6 course beer pairing meal. Six Fourpure beers will be expertly matched with six courses – the menu is TBC, but beers have been confirmed as: Indy Lager, Easy Peeler, American Pale Ale, Trail Head  Guava IPA, Spice Route Milkshake Pale Ale and the delicious Bourbon Maple Stout. The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BZ. Tickets are £35 and can be purchased here.

ROYAL DALSTON BEER DAY: Saturday, 19 May, 1pm-10pm. Dalston Beer Day always brings crowds to the 40 FT Brewery taproom. This time, it coincides with a particular royal wedding, so all the more reason to stay away from the furore and instead enjoy a beer from some of London’s coolest breweries. The line-up currently looks like: 40FT Brewery, Brick BreweryHackney BreweryIron Pier BeerThe Kernel BreweryMaregade Brew CoNeckstamper Brewing  and West by Three Brewing Company with more TBC. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

London Brewers’ Market at Venn Street Market

Venn Street

We’re partnering up once again with Clapham’s wonderful community food market, Venn Street Market, to bring you an afternoon of locally produced and sourced foodstuffs and beers!

Alongside a mouthwatering array of stalls selling organic vegetables, sustainable seafood and delicious street-food from all corners of the globe, we will also be hosting some of London’s best breweries.

The London Brewers’ Market at Venn Street will take place on Saturday, 21st October, and you’ll be able to peruse a range beers on tap and takeaway bottles and cans for the fridge at home. We’re working hard to confirm a top-notch selection of traders and we’ll update with more details as they come.

The market is free entry to all, runs from 10am until 4pm, and is located on Venn Street, next to Clapham Common. You can check out more details on the Facebook event, too.

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London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: June 2017

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown. 

And just like that, it was June. What happened to May, a month brimming with weekends awash with sunshine and two magnificent bank holidays? It’s come and gone, but it really doesn’t matter because there’s still plenty on the horizon – summer isn’t over yet! Brewery taprooms beckon and canal side drinking makes for a weekend well spent.

In case you can’t decide where to even begin this June, we have some great suggestions (even if we do say so ourselves) below.

GIPSY HILL TAP TAKEOVER: Thursday, June 1, 7pm-10pm. The King & Co turn their taps over to Gipsy Hill Brewing Company. This will be a massive tap takeover with 10 beers to enjoy on keg, all to celebrate the brewery’s tenure status at the pub across June. Beer flight deals will be offered and there will be generous samples too. Delicious grub from Division 184 rounds off this excellent evening. The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Rd, SW4 7BZ. Free, more information here.

POPPIES PALE ALE LAUNCH: Friday, June 2. National Fish & Chips Day sees the launch of a brand new beer, Poppies Pale Ale, a collaboration between Poppies Fish & Chips and The Five Points Brewing Company. This lovely, zesty pale has been brewed especially to complement the nation’s favourite dish, fish n’ chips. Using lovely British malt and hops, this is a refreshing pale that will eventually be available at all Poppies locations across London, but is launching today at the Soho site. Poppies, 55-59 Old Compton St, Soho, W1D 6HW. Free.

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT FIELD DAY: Saturday, June 3, 12pm-10pm. If you’re attending Field Day in Victoria Park, you’re in luck: London Brewers’ Market will be making an appearance and serving up great beer from 10 different London breweries. Alongside the special Field Day Citrus Pale from The Five Points Brewing Company (fondly referred to as the ‘cat beer’ due to the moggies on the cans), Beavertown Brewery, Gipsy Hill Brewing Company, Hackney Brewery, One Mile End Brewery, 40FT Brewery, Howling Hops Brewery, Canopy Beer Company, Signature Brew and Laine Brew Co will be on hand. Great music deserves great beer. Field Day, Victoria Park, Grove Rd, E3 5TB. Free, more information here.

MONDO’S 2ND BIRTHDAY: Saturday, June 3, 2pm-11pm. Everyone loves a birthday party, so head to the Mondo Brewing Company‘s taproom to help them celebrate their second anniversary. This will be a fun-filled day that promises food, cake, party games – both in the guise of beer pong and a beer raffle. They will be launching a DIPA for the occasion, so the merriment level will be set to ‘high to danger zone’. Mondo Brewing, 86 Stewarts Road, SW8 4UG. Free, more information here.

HONESTBREW BOTTLE SHOP & POP-UP: Thursday, 5 June at 6pm until Saturday, 17 June, 6pm. If you’re on the hunt for a great selection of beer in the City, don’t neglect this pop-up bottle shop hosted by the friendly folks at HonestBrew. Located outside Old Street Station, the HB crew will be serving pints, selling take-away beer and hosting tasting sessions. They’re even launching their own beer alongside their reliably solid collection from both local and international breweries. Old Street station, Old St, EC1Y 1BE. Free, more information here.

THE ANGEL OF BOW LAUNCH: Thursday, 8 June. Redemption Brewing Company are behind this brilliant new pub concept in East London, The Angel of Bow. The pub has been refurbished and aims to deliver both great beer and food. Redemption’s beer will feature on cask permanently and the other lines will feature 15 of East London’s craft breweries in rotation. Live Jazz will be played on Sundays, tapping into the legacy of the pub – which was once known as Kitsons and considered one of East London’s greatest music venues.  The Angel of Bow, 171 Devons Road, Bromley by Bow, Bow, E3 3QX. Free.

HOP BURNS & BLACK CAN STATION LAUNCH: Saturday, 10 June, 12pm-6pm. The fine folks at Hop Burns & Black are launching a can station at Serious Pig HQ near Peckham Rye Station. Every Saturday, you can head over to grab some delicious beer – and you know that a great range of London breweries will always be represented. Cans will be selected from their shop and transported over on Saturdays to ensure that a fine collection of fresh and exciting beer will be available. And while you’re there, you can indulge in some meaty snacks from craft meat specialists, Serious Pig. Serious Pig, Arch 221, 42 Blenheim Grove, Peckham Rye, SE15 4QL. Free, more information here.

WEIRD BEARD TAP TAKEOVER AT THE DODO: Thursday, 15 June, 6pm-10pm. The Dodo Micropub is hosting the Weird Beard Brew Co team and offering up 9 cask beers to help celebrate Beer Day Britain. The team will also be on hand, including Head Brewer Bryan, to guide folks through the beer and answer any pressing questions. Beers will range in strength and there will be some very sessionable stuff for the sensible (it is a school night, after all). The Dodo Micropub, 52 Boston Road, Hanwell, W7 3TR. Free, more information here.

*new* MUSIC TO MY BEERS WITH KERNEL: Thursday, 15 June, 6pm-late. New Tottenham venue Five Mile have invited The Kernel Brewery in to not only take over their taps, but to take over the evening’s tunes as well. For one night only, meet the music behind the people behind the beer. Five Miles, 39b Markfield Road, N15 4QA. Free, more information here.

SAMBROOK’S SUMMER PARTY 2017: Saturday, 17 June, 12pm-6pm. To herald the return of summer and celebrate the launch of two beers, the Sambrook’s Brewery team invite you to join them for a massive summer party. This will be a corker, with food served up from Liberty Cheesesteak and live music to keep both stomachs and ears happy. There will be Beer Day Britain-related events and take-away bottles for a last minute (and excellent) Fathers’ Day gifts. Their Lavender Hill, a golden ale with a touch of lavender, will be pouring alongside their Weiss, a new wheat beer. Tickets are a mere £5 and include a beer. Sambrook’s Brewery, 2 Yelverton Road, Unit 1, SW11 3QG. Tickets can be purchased here.

SUMMER BEER NIGHT: Friday, 23 June, 5pm-11pm. Have you ever had a drink in the Leyton Orient Supporters Club? Turns out it’s a pretty friendly and welcoming place that has a stack of CAMRA awards behind it. This is a great spot for great cask beer, so be sure to swing by for this special tap takeover featuring The Solvay Society and 40FT Brewery. Some of the beers pouring are exclusive to the event, so if you’re a fan of either brewery, you really can’t miss this. Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Brisbane Rd, E10 5NF. Free, more information here.

*new* FRIDAY STREET FOOD FEST WITH LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET: Friday, 23 June, 6pm-10.30pm. There will be food and beer in abundance in Greenwich for this Street Food Fest event. Greenwich Market and London Brewers’ Market have paired together to promise a showcase of street food traders, representing a wealth of global culinary delights, and local breweries. Enjoy Bianca Road Brewing Co, Hop Stuff Brewery, Orbit Beers, Partizan Brewing, The Five Points Brewing Company and Villages. Limited free tickets include a glass of bubbly. Greenwich Market, SE10 9HZ. Free, more information here.

DALSTON BEER DAY: Saturday, 24 June, 12pm-9pm. Hurray, Dalston Beer Day returns for a summer edition. Always an excellent day spent in the Bootyard, the guys at 40FT Brewery know how to throw a party: expect a list of London breweries (and some from further afield) in attendance. There will be DJs spinning and food on hand in this excellent outdoor East London location with cover (dare we mention the possibility of bad weather?) and plenty of seating to sit and chill. These events do get busy, so head down early and beat the queue. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, E8 3DP. Free, more information here.

SOUR SOLSTICE: Sunday, 25 June, 12pm-6pm. Sour beer fans make the pilgrimage to Beavertown Brewery in Tottenham for this special event celebration all varieties of face-puckering and wild beers. Although the final brewery list is TBC, we can expect beers from Beavertown themselves and Redchurch Brewery, who are killing it with their Urban Farmhouse range. Food traders will be on hand and tickets are ‘all in’, meaning that attendees are entitled to unlimited 1/3rd pours. Children are also welcome and given its Sunday setting, this should be a relatively laid back affair. Beavertown Brewery, 17-18 Lockwood Industrial Estate, N17 9QP. Tickets are £39 each for adults and can be purchased here.

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: May 2017

May is an exceptional month (mostly down to not one, but two, long weekends). London is flirting with summer and we’re ready for any excuse to drink outdoors. Yes, most of the events listed below take place inside- but it’s likely for the best because it will probably rain anyway (sorry to be a downer).

But whether it’s balmy or chilly, we’ll still happily drink some great beer around the city, so let’s make this month count.

KEW BREWERY TAP TAKEOVER, MEET THE BREWER AND BEER LAUNCH: Wednesday, May 3, 6pm-late. Expect Kew Brewery to be very busy this month, as it’s not only their 2nd birthday, but they’ve just collaborated on a beer with Weird Beard Brew Co. If you can’t make the party at the Dodo Micropub (see below), head to The Pineapple in Kentish Town for the first official launch of the Fruitbat beer, a strawberry and blackberry pale ale. Remember: this is only part 1 of the birthday celebrations, followed by a second party on May 9th. Get involved. The Pineapple, 51 Leverton St, London NW5 2NX. Free.

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT GREENWICH MARKET: Friday, May 5, 6:30pm-10:30pm. We’re bringing a taste of East London south of the river! The London Brewers’ Market will be setting up in Greenwich for a special night market and, as you’d expect, there will be a solid list of London breweries involved, including: The Five Points Brewing Co, Partizan Brewing, Orbit BeersBullfinch Brewery & Tap Room, The Gipsy Hill Brewing Co, The London Beer Factory, Canopy Beer Company, The Brockley Brewing Company, Bianca Road Brew Co and Villages. Phew. This incredible line-up will be accompanied with some great tunes on the evening from the Independent Label Market, who are co-hosting the shindig. Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/657478307773464/

CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA WITH MONDO: Friday, May 5, 7pm-11pm. Mondo Brewing Company have teamed up with Draft House Old Street to bring you this banging Mexican-themed celebration. There’s mucho fun to be had in the guise of a sombrero stand game, a chance to beat the brewer at a chilli eating challenge (yes, you read that right) and even – naturally – pinatas. Mondo will have their tasty Mexican Lager pouring as well, so this oughta be a fantastic fiesta. Better dig out those novelty mustaches now. Draft House Old Street, Mews Unit, The Bower, 211 Old St, London EC1V 9NR. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1934487363452822/

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CONVERSATIONS, PART 2: Friday, May 5, 7pm-11pm. Are you terrified at the prospect of talking to a stranger? We all know how infrequently we actually have discussions with people outside of our social groups in London and the guys at 40FT Brewery are asking us to open up. Everyone will be paired with a stranger (or not, if they prefer) and given 30 minutes of topics to breeze through. There will be some music on the evening and, naturally, beer will be pouring in the taproom. What an inspired idea. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/259822611091345/

KEW BREWERY 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY: Tuesday, May 9, 7pm-10pm. Happy birthday to Kew, happy birthday to Kew…Kew Brewery is celebrating their second year in the beer biz at The Dodo Micropub in Hanwell and you’re invited. They will be taking over the taps and collaborated with Weird Beard Brew Co on a special beer, Fruitbat, a strawberry and blackberry pale ale, that will also be available on the night. Help the Kew team celebrate in West London. The Dodo Micropub, 52 Boston Road, London W7 3TR. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/215177502310072/

*new* MEET THE BREWER AND TAP TAKEOVER WITH SIGNATURE BREW: Thursday, May 11, 6.30pm-10.30pm. The cool cats from Signature Brew will be hanging out at Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch for this tap takeover and meet the brewer session. In fact, Strongroom professes to be the very bar where the original brainstorming sessions occurred that led to the brewery’s founding, so there’s obviously a lot of mutual love here (aww). As you’d expect, there will be music and DJs on the night in addition to a great line-up of rocking beer. Strongroom Bar
120-124 Curtain Road,, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3SQ. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1843923352535647/

*new* TOTTENHAM BEER TRAIL: Saturday, May 13, 11am – Sunday, May 15, 6pm. If you’re not in Copenhagen for the Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, then you have to head to Tottenham for this grand event: not one, but FIVE breweries will be opening their taprooms and welcoming drinkers across the weekend. Hit up Beavertown Brewery, One Mile End Brewery, Affinity Brew Co, Brewheadz and Enfield Brewery. There will be lots of beer flowing across all sites and it happens to be the launch of the Brewheadz taproom, so get involved in the beer pilgrimage. Various Tottenham sites. Free, but for more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/125885734634932/

TOTTENHAM HOME BREW #1: Sunday, May 14, 3pm-6pm. Chicken Town is rallying together some of Tottenham’s best at this celebration of brewers and vendors. Come along to support and drink beer from Affinity Brew Co, Beavertown Brewery, Redemption Brewing and One Mile End Brewery. While you’re there, make sure to scoff some delicious (‘healthy’) fried chicken. For £16, attendees get four great beers and a bar snack. Tottenham is tasty!  Chicken Town, Town Hall Approach Road, London N15 4RX. Tickets are £16 and can be purchased here.

*new* WHITE LABEL #10 LAUNCH AT ORBIT: Tuesday, May 16, 5pm-11pm. Beer + music is an equation that always equals Orbit Beers. For this BYOV session (yes, that’s Bring Your Own Vinyl), they’re bringing along some experimental beer from their White Label Series. They’re hosted at the Draft House Old Street for a preview of their latest concoction and everyone who brings vinyl to play will get a pint on Orbit. Sweet sounds indeed. Draft House Old Street, Mews Unit, The Warehouse, The Bower, London EC1V 9NR. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/228657640952877/

*new* ORBIT TAP TAKEOVER AT THE LONDON BEER DISPENSARY: Thursday, May 18, 5pm-11pm. More fun from Orbit Beers, this time in the guise of a tap takeover and meet the brewer evening at the London Beer Dispensary. The team will be there to chat, a range of their beers will be on hand and expect a special limited edition Orbit-inspired beer burger on the night. Nom. London Beer Dispensary, 389 Brockley Road, London SE4 2PH. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1897628177133711/

*new* DALSTON FOOD DAY: SPRING EDITION: Saturday, May 20, 12pm-11pm. Those intrepid bunch at 40ft Brewery are throwing the second Dalston Food Day in conjunction with Root+Bone magazine. This is going to be a collection of delicious local food vendors and purveyors. Expect preserves, cheeses and gelato with a side of still life drawing in support of Made In Hackney Local Food Kitchen. The vendors will be on site until 5pm, but beers will continue flowing at the brewery’s taproom until 11pm. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1911736865760256/

REDEMPTION & PARTIZAN DUAL TAP TAKEOVER: Saturday, May 20, 12pm-late. London brewery stalwarts Redemption Brewing Company and Partizan Brewing have teamed up for this tap takeover at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. They will be launching a special collaboration, a yet-to-be-named pale ale brewed with green tea, lemon, orange and lime zest. The teams will be on hand throughout the day and extra surprises – including a raffle – have been promised. Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Ln, Clerkenwell, London EC1N 7TR. Free.

*new* THE KERNEL SHOWCASE AT BREWDOG SHOREDITCH: Thursday, May 25, 6pm-12am. The Kernel Brewery is a perennial favourite with London’s beer drinkers, so head to BrewDog in Shoreditch to drink six of their magnificent beers. A selection of styles and strengths are promised, ensuring that all tastes are catered to. Delicious beer, enough said. BrewDog Bar Shoreditch, 51-55 Bethnal Green Rd, London. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1842879795976171/

*new* CANOPY MEET THE BREWER AT DULWICH VINTNERS: Friday, May 26, 5.30pm-8pm. Can’t get enough of Canopy Beer Company? Well, here’s your chance to tell the team why you love their beers so. They’ll be ready for your questions at the Dulwich Vintners with a selection of their beers on offer. If you haven’t tried their tasty Brockwell IPA yet, here’s your chance. Dulwich Vintners, 85-87 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BJ. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/203452690159447/

MATS AND VATS: Friday, May 26, 7pm-9pm. You may have spotted the plethora of beer yoga videos being shared across your social media feeds. Don’t worry if you’ve missed this new sensation, but it’s pretty straightforward: take a yoga class and add that wonderful social lubricant: beer. The newly opened Nirvana Brewery specialises in low/no alcohol beer, so this is the perfect location for such a venture: ticket holders get a 75 minutes hatha yoga class, a tasting of non alcoholic beers, Indian nibbles and a Nirvana goodie bag. Namaste! Nirvana Brewery, Unit T6, Leyton Industrial Village, Argall Ave, E10 7QP. Tickets are £20 and can be purchased here.

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below.

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: April 2017

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown. 

Wait, it’s April already?

Okay, we’ll endure the showers in exchange for the occasional clement afternoon. All we ask for is just enough warmth to make beer gardens a destination. The days are longer now, so we once again find the energy to endure the 9 to 5 and still fit in drinks with friends.

For you, April showers might mean April sours – or maybe you’re sticking to your perennial pint? No matter what you’re drinking, there’s plenty of outdoor potential this month. And when it inevitably does rain, there’s always a pub or taproom nearby.

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET: Saturday, April 1, 11am-6.30pm. We’re kick-starting April with another highly anticipated London Brewers’ Market in the Old Spitalfields Market. In conjunction with the Independent Record Label Market, 25 of London’s hottest and newest breweries will be wrangled together in one place. This is a great purview of what the London beer scene is looking like right now, all in a buzzing East London atmosphere with a soundtrack provided by live DJs. Catch the first LBM appearance of breweries such as Brewheadz and Affinity Brew Co. Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London EC1 6EW. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964738580423073/permalink/1982354561994808/

BEAVERTOWN BLOODY ‘ELL LAUNCH: Saturday, April 8, various locations and times. This hotly anticipated annual release is finally here – Beavertown Brewery is unleashing their freshly brewed Bloody ‘Ell blood orange IPA across several select venues and in their Tottenham Hale taproom (it will be on general release from Monday, April 10). There’s a reason why people clamour about this juicy beer and we’re eager to taste this year’s batch. Beavertown Taproom, 17-18 Lockwood Industrial Estate, London N17 9QP and other locations. Free: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRvWehKjBJr/?taken-by=beavertownbeer 

UNITE BEER LAUNCH PARTY AT WILD CARD: Saturday, April 8, 6pm-12am. Wild Card Brewery invited a group of women – brewers and from the social group Crafty Beer Girls – into their Brewhouse for International Women’s Day on March 8 2017. They brewed United Local Rhubarb Pale Ale as part of International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD), where women around the globe come together and brew under the ‘Unite’ brand. The fruits of their labour will be launched at Wild Card with some great music guaranteed, including an ‘exclusively feminist’ juke box. Wild Card Brewery, Unit 7, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, London E17 9HQ. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1820110544979376/

HOMERTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BEER AND SNACKS: Thursday, 13 April, 4pm-Sunday 16 April at 11pm. The Adam & Eve pub in Homerton is putting together this little hoo-hah over the long Easter weekend. Food and beer? Sold. London breweries will be represented by The Five Points Brewing Company, Beavertown Brewery, Wild Card Brewery and East London Brewing Company. If that wasn’t enough to get this in your diary, Taiwanese food will be dished out by Bao in collaboration with Thai masters Som Saa and Kiln. An international selection of bar snacks will also be on hand in addition to an impressive line-up of DJs. Sounds better than the typical Easter diet comprised entirely of chocolate, right? The Adam & Eve, 155 Homerton High Street, London E9 6AS. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/425306651137625/

HOP STUFF SORACHI ACE LAUNCH PARTY: Thursday, 13 April, 6pm-9pm. Happy accidents do happen, as proven by Hop Stuff Brewery. Crossed wires led to them receiving a delivery of Sorachi Ace hops from their supplier and they’ve adhered to the old ‘when life gives you lemons…’ mantra: they’ve brewed a special red ale and will be pairing this beer with some delicious Japanese-inspired Furikake loaded fries at The Taproom. For a tenner, you’ll get two drinks, one helping of fries and will have a shot at some fabulous prizes on the night. A tenner well spent, we think. The Taproom, 15 Major Draper Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 9GD. Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased here.

HACKNEY BREWERY AT THE CAT & MUTTON: Thursday, 13 April, 8pm-late. The folks at Hackney Brewery are taking over four lines at The Cat & Mutton in Broadway Market. They’ll be serving up their Kapow! Pale Ale, Push Eject IPA, Lager and a new pale with juicy Waimea, Galaxy and Motueka hops. The evening’s playlist will be curated by the Hackney crew, who will also be on the scene, and provided by a live DJ. Spoiler: it’s likely going to be an eclectic mix that will have you shuffling your feet in no time. The Cat & Mutton, 76 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ.

40 HILLS OF ISTANBUL PARTY AT 40FT: Saturday, April 15, 12pm-11pm. Head to Dalston for this celebration of Anatolian history and culture at the Bootyard. The guys from 40FT Brewery take reached out to the local Turkish community and promise some delicious fare from Irem Aksu, who has curated a menu of both tradition and contemporary Turkish food – expect delicacies such as midye dolma, borek and balık-ekmek in addition to some street food inspired by Istanbul. Further cultural insights will be provided by music, film and dance throughout the afternoon/evening. You might want to save your appetite for this. 40FT Brewery taproom, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/424037227945768/

BIANCA TAP ROOM OPENING: Saturday, April 15, 2pm-9pm. Travel to Peckham to check out Bianca Road Brewing Co’s new taproom. This brewery opened last year and specialise in modern West Coast American style beers. Expect music and food with more details to be confirmed. Bianca Road Brew Co, 95 Bianca Road, London SE15 6SJ. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398106853544101/

FIELD DAY VS FIVE POINTS CITRUS ALE LAUNCH PARTY: Friday, April 21, 7pm-12am. The Five Points Brewing Co have joined forces with everyone’s favourite East London summer festival, Field Day, to brew a sessionable pale. With the addition of organic lemon and grapefruit zest, this is bound to be THE thirst-quenching beer of summer 2017. If you want to try it first, head to Mason & Company for this launch party. Music will be curated by Field Day DJs and there’s even a chance to win VIP Field Day tickets (ohmigod!). Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, London, E20 3BS. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/762636257239158/

DALSTON BEER DAY: Saturday, April 22, 12pm-9pm. Back for a second year, Dalston Beer Day celebrates London breweries. Hosted by 40FT Brewery, some of the crème de la crème have been invited to serve thirsty East Londoners. Confirmed breweries include Beavertown Brewery, The Kernel, Pillars Brewery and more. Expect fantastic atmosphere with lively music, a friendly crowd and some lip-smacking food from The Dusty Knuckle and Honest Burgers on site. Daslton came out en masse to attend last year, so be part of this now annual party. 40FT Brewery taproom, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669486206679944/

WEIRD BEARD’S SPRING-TIME OPEN DAY: Sunday, April 23, 12pm-7pm. When the Weird Beard Brew Co crew host an open day, you jump on it. Come along for very special beers pouring, including some collaborations, and stock up with their bottles (core and special beers will be available). The team will be on hand for a chat and will also be hosting informal brewery tours. Food will be dished up from Salty Loins and awesome merch will be available to purchase. It’s a proverbial Weird Beard utopia, so don’t miss out. Weird Beard Brew Co., Unit 5 Boston Business Park, London W7 2QA. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/265373680592415/

* new* HACKNEY BREWERY TAP TAKEOVER: Tuesday, April 25, 6pm-8pm. The Hackney Brewery team will be headed to The Arbitrager for this tap takeover and meet the brewer session. They will have seven beers on tap, including: Kapow!, Push Eject, Lager and the Session IPA. They will also have all three of their special Stooge Project beers: the Waimea Sour, Gose and Peach & Basil Sour. Dan and Ricardo from the brewery will be on hand to chat about everything that’s been going on there in recent months. The Arbitrager, 27 Throgmorton St, London EC2N 2AN. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1762692230709106/

CANOPY BEER V FIVE POINTS BREWING BRAWL: Wednesday, April 26, 8pm-11pm. Ding Ding! The Jackdaw and Star is hosting a battle for the ages, where reigning champions, Canopy Beer Co, will take on The Five Points Brewing Co. Who will be victorious? For £10, spectators will sample 6 beers with snacks to accompany, will have the chance to meet the brewers and witness the all-important judging. Bring it on! Jackdaw and Star, 224 Homerton High Street, London E9 6AS. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased here: https://electricstarpubs.eventcube.io/events/6777/brewery-brawl/

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below. This post will be edited as the month progresses to include new events, so watch this space!

London Brewers’ Market Event Round-up: March 2017

On the London Brewers’ Market blog, we are featuring a monthly round-up of upcoming and unmissable events for London’s beer drinkers introduced by Rebecca Pate of Brewing East. Here are her picks for what’s happening in Londontown. 

February was a short month that ended on a crescendo with Craft Beer Rising, the UK’s biggest craft beer festival. In comparison, March seems a bit of a downer. Wages must be spread across a full 31 days and the weather isn’t mild enough to be considered spring. March might be a month to endure, but it thankfully isn’t uneventful.

In fact, there are a number of noteworthy events hosted by London’s breweries across the month, so let’s get straight into filling your diary now. March doesn’t have to be so glum!

SIGNATURE BREW NIGHTLINER LAUNCH: Wednesday, 1 March, 7pm-11pm. Those musical bunch at Signature Brew have collaborated with  Curved Brick Co to bring you Nightliner, a 5.7% coffee porter that guarantees to be an orchestra of flavour. They’re setting up shop at The Leyton Star for the occasion, including both keg and cask versions, with a one-off special available to boot. Those burger kings We Serve Humans will keep drinkers satiated with a Nightliner-inspired special as well. The Leyton Star, 116 High Road, Leyton, London E15 2BX. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/380411435654626/

WILD CARD TAP TAKEOVER WEEKEND AT THE CHEQUERS: Friday, 3 March until Sunday, 5 March. The Chequers in Walthamstow has invited Wild Card Brewery to man their taps for an entire weekend. In addition to their decked out core range, there will be specials on hand for eager drinkers. Even the pub’s food has been given a bit of wild makeover, with a King of Hearts blonde ale battered fish & chips or a beer fondant. There are a few events happening across the residency, including a meet the brewer sessions (7pm-9pm on Friday and 1pm-4pm on Saturday) and an acoustic lunch from 1pm-4pm on Sunday. No jokers here, folks. The Chequers, 145 High Street, London E17 7BX. Free:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1930691360487377/

INDY LAGER LAUNCH PARTY AT FOURPURE: Saturday, 4 March, 11am-10pm. Go Bermondsey way to celebrate the launch of Fourpure Brewing Co’s Indy Lager. It’s served in a Tallboy Can, that’s 500ml of drinking bliss, and promises to be a crisp, refreshing beer. The brewery crew will be hosting tours every hour between 12-4pm, first come first served. There will be free giveaways of the new addition with all of the regular favourites (and some seasonals) on at the bar. Food will be courtesy of Oh My Dog!, who might just do the best darn veggie dogs in London (their non veggie dogs also look fab too). Fourpure Brewing Co, 22 Bermondsey Trading Estate, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 3LL. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/212348229237678/

BREWHEADZ SHOWCASE AT BREWDOG: Sunday, 5 March, 12pm-11pm. Brewheadz is the brainchild of three Italian friends and brewed right here in London. These guys have been doing the rounds around the city, showcasing their three core beers and receiving an enthusiastic reception. Head to BrewDog in Clapham Junction to try all three and see for yourself what the fuss is about- they’re passionate about the quality of their ingredients, which is the basis for every great beer. The team will also be happy to have a chat about their story and range on the day. BrewDog Clapham Junction, 11 – 13 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658752767484842/

LONDON DRINKER BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL: Wednesday, 8 March – Friday, 10 March. Now in its 33rd year, this CAMRA event will be celebrating London breweries at the Camden Centre. There are 250 London beers available throughout the festival in addition to homemade food from Phil’s Pop Up Kitchen. Tutored tasting sessions will be hosted across the three days and a number of events and games, including a pub quiz (Wednesday evening) and a Tombola. The Champion Beers of London will be judged and awarded on Thursday morning, then available to sample from Thursday afternoon onwards. Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9AU. Tickets are £4 a session (£3 for CAMRA members) with other ticket pricing options here.

40 SHADES OF GREEN WITH 40FT: Saturday, 18 March, 11am-11pm. The guys at 40ft Brewery are turning Saint Patrick’s Day on its head by eschewing the traditional black stuff for their own silky Deep stout. They’re showcasing modern Irish culture across an itinerary of music, drink and food. They’ve invited a team of Irish food producers and chefs to feed guests alongside a distiller to serve up Poitín, one of Ireland’s most notorious drinks. There will be Irish DJs spinning and, naturally, a selection of beers that will make both Irish and non-Irish  eyes smile. 40FT Brewery, Bootyard, Abbott Street, London E8 3DP. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1280624665347623/

THE FIVE POINTS KNEES UP AT THE MORGAN ARMS: Thursday, 23 March, 5.30pm-10pm. There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned East London knees-up and The Five Points Brewing Company know how it’s done. They’re headed to The Morgan Arms, promising a selection of their beers alongside some specials and the chance to win some fabulous prizes. This is a lovely pub if you haven’t been that is also rumoured to be one of Danny Boyle’s regular haunts. The Morgan Arms, 43 Morgan Street, London E3 5AA. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/1891586284450590/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1488194164611061

LONDON BREWERS’ MARKET AT VENN STREET MARKET: Saturday, 25 March, 10am-4pm. We love setting up at Venn Street Market and have a pretty solid line-up of London breweries involved for this March date. Dotted among the regular market stalls, find Howling Hops Brewery, Gipsy Hill Brewing CoThe Five Points Brewing CompanyBrixton Brewery and Anspach & Hobday, all willing and ready to serve up great beer and will also be selling bottles. This is a fresh food market, so don’t forget to have a mosey around – it’s the perfect opportunity to up your dinner game with some choice beer and food pairing. Venn Street Market, Venn Street, London SW4 7UF. Free: https://www.facebook.com/events/830541000426744/

MASON & CO SATURDAY SESSIONS WITH FIVE POINTS: Saturday, 25 March, 12pm-2pm. Head to Hackney Wick for this tutored tasting with The Five Points Brewing Company at Mason & Company. Places are limited to 20 people, but groups will be led through a range of beers and given an overview of the history of the East London brewery. Better yet, all participants are entitled to a 20% discount off brunch from the excellent Italian-American honchos Capish? before or following the event, basically making this the perfect Saturday. Mason & Company, 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Hackney Wick, London E20 3BS. Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased here.

SAMBROOK’S SPRING FESTIVAL 2017: Saturday, 25 March, 12pm-6pm. The Sambrook’s Brewery crew are throwing a little party to celebrate spring (it’s coming soon, we promise). Think good beers, some great street food from Prairie Traditional Kansas City BBQ, mini brewery tours, live music and you’ve got…Well, a party! Excellent. They’ll be launching their new session IPA on the day as well, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Sambrook’s Brewery, Yelverton Road, Unit 1 & 2, London SW11 3QG. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased here.

BOOZERS WITHOUT BORDERS BACK IN (BARREL AGED) BLACK: Tuesday, 28 March, 7pm-11pm. This is a charity night for Help Refugees  hosted at The Draft House Chancery Lane that is concerned with all things DARK. Expect some serious barrel-aged and imperial stouts to make an appearance. The premise is simple: buy a ticket to have a taste of their growing beer collection – and there’s more than plenty to go around – with all profits going to charity. Unsurprisingly, a handful of London breweries are involved, including 40Ft Brewery with their Deeper 7% export stout and Orbit Beers with their Leaf Beechwood smoked rauch altbier. Boozing for charity is a good thing indeed.Draft House Chancery Lane, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1HY. Tickets are £35- £36 and can be purchased here.

Have we missed something? We’re not perfect, so feel free to post any upcoming events featuring London breweries in London in the comments below. This post will be edited as the month progresses to include new events, so watch this space!